EMS Student, Preceptor Education Balance

Being an EMS paramedic or EMT student is tough. Yet being a preceptor is equally hard. I see too many of each not approaching common struggles the right way. Which leads to frustration and overwhelm and even having students quit their studies.

This episode of the podcast I talk a bit about how to balance it all out and how everyone has to be accountable.

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Hierarchy of EMS | Where Do You Fit In?

Where do you stand in the hierarchy of EMS when it comes to skills and knowledge? Are you satisfied where you fit in?

You wouldn’t want a mediocre plumber or electrician doing work for you. Why would you expect a patient to accept a mediocre EMT or paramedic.

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Don’t Settle For One EMS Option

As 2018 comes to an end I wanted to get one more episode of the podcast in and answer a question I get a lot from members and those I coach on a one to one basis.

The question? “Jim, why do you recommend other peoples products, websites and services?”

Yeah, you might think doing that hurts me as a small business owner. The thing is, I don’t have all the answers or even the best answers. But the one answer I do have is that “I know what is best for people to succeed”.

If that means I send them someplace else then so be it. However, many times it means my members and clients get the best of all worlds.

Take a listen and I think you will see what I mean and how this all applies to you as an EMS professional.

I know you will enjoy this quick 20 min episode and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

 


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Leaning In | Taking Stock In EMS

This weeks podcast is from a FaceBook Live I did. I talk about filtering content for EMS and how that can benefit you and your patients more. I also talk about the idea of “leaning in”.  I was listening a mentor of mine who is not in EMS actually but he was talking about this idea of Leaning In and I immediately knew how close it applies to EMS.

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Are You Biding Your Time In EMS?

Do you see EMS as a career? A profession worthy of education and dedication at the individual level?

Or do you view it as a stepping stone.

Recently there has been some discussion on two real sections of EMS. The ambulance drivers and the paramedics.

Join us for our take on this along with more discussion on everything EMS.

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Forgetful Partners and Seeing The Big Picture

This podcast reboot with EMS1.com’s Greg Friese talks about people who forget things during a shift. Whether it is restocking, checking an ambulance or even on scene awareness. It may be that understanding the bigger picture as partners and professionals is key to both patient care and harmony in the workplace.

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Do We Lie In EMS?

Do you think we lie in EMS? To our patients, our partners or our bosses. Maybe we do it to avoid uncomfortable questions, to keep the peace or to keep our EMS jobs.

Listen to this episode below and maybe you can answer the question. Have you ever lied as an EMS provider?

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What’s Your EMS End Game?

This episode of the show asks “Whats your EMS end game?”. It doesn’t have to be in EMS and if you are just starting out in EMS it is something you should be thinking about.

Take a listen and maybe you will start thinking what yours is if you have not already.

 

 

 

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The Accidental EMS Lifer

Did you start out in EMS with a five year plan? Now it’s 15 years later and you are still on the ambulance with no end in sight. Looks like you have become an Accidental EMS Lifer.

But all is not lost and you are not alone. In fact it isn’t all that bad.

Take a listen to this weeks podcast and hear my take on being a lifer by accident in EMS.

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Why EMS Providers Resist Knowledge

I was joined by Mike Pertz this week on the show and we discussed a variety of topics. One of them being why EMS providers resist increasing their knowledge base unless it is exam time or mandated by their job or certification.

Mike is a contributor to FireRescue1.com and he has a great tool for EMS providers to help with pediatric patients called SmartSquad and you can get more information on that tool here.

He gave some unique insight into this topic I am sure you will enjoy.

He is also the owner of FireFighterNow.com which helps those who want to become firefighters pass those exams.

This was a great episode so be sure to lean forward and listen below.

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